To the west of the town of Gräfenhainichen lies Lake Möhlau, idyllically set between pine forests. The lake area with its gently sloping shore, its sandy beach and its sunbathing lawn offers a terraced design. Its shores host a fishing lodge, a camping site and two bungalow settlements.
This lake was once an open-cast lignite mine. The mining activities ended in the 1930s, eventually giving way to a forest-side bathing lake with a local recreation area. Water quality and the abundance of fish are both top notch. In the late evening or early morning hours, one may even glimpse a beaver at work.
Practicall touching the lake, on the northern shore and inside the forest, the camping site Möhlauer See beckons. A long-time favorite in Central Germany, it offers about 200 pitches to campers and tourists. For those seeking peace and nature, this is the ideal place to relax and unwind.
Lake Möhlau in numbers
Water surface: approx. 18 ha
Length (shoreline): 2.3 km
Max. depth: approx. 17 m
Water level: approx. +68 m NHN
Open pit mining: 1933-1942